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1781 in poetry

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1781 in poetry

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  • George Crabbe writes to Edmund Burke asking for financial assistance. The outcome is the publication of Crabbe's poem The Library.
  • United Kingdom

  • William Cowper, Anti-Thelyphthora, published anonymously (see also Martin Madan's Thelyphthora 1780)
  • George Crabbe, The Library, published anonymously
  • Anne Francis, A Poetical Translation of the Song of Solomon
  • William Hayley, The Triumphs of Temper
  • George Keate, Poetical Works
  • Samuel Jackson Pratt, Sympathy; or, A Sketch of the Social Passion, published anonymously
  • Anna Seward, Monody on Major André, on John André, hanged as a spy in the American Revolution
  • United States

  • Philip Freneau, The British Prison-Ship: A Poem
  • William Hayley, "The Triumphs of Temper: A Poem"
  • Francis Hopkinson, The Temple of Minerva
  • Anna Seward, Monody on Major Andre
  • Other

  • Santa Rita Durão, Caramuru, Portuguese poem written in Brazil
  • Births

    Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

  • January 26 – Ludwig Achim von Arnim (died 1831), German poet and novelist
  • March 17 – Ebenezer Elliott (died 1849), English poet, known as the Corn Law rhymer
  • September 12 – John Grieve (died 1836), Scottish poet
  • November 6 – Lucy Aikin (died 1864), English writer of histories, poetry and novels and translator
  • December 25? – Sydney, Lady Morgan, née Owenson (died 1859), Irish novelist and poet
  • Deaths

    Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

  • February 15 – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (born 1729), German poet
  • March 17 – Johannes Ewald (born 1743), Danish national dramatist and poet
  • May 8 – Richard Jago (born 1715), English clergyman and poet
  • June 25 – Samuel Gotthold Lange (born 1711), German poet
  • November 4 – Johann Nikolaus Götz (born 1721), German poet
  • Mirza Mazhar Jan-e-Janaan (born 1699), Indian, Urdu-language poet, shot
  • References

    1781 in poetry Wikipedia

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